Health & Wellness Features
Study says many lung cancer tumors prove harmless
CHICAGO (AP) -- Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems....
Health care debate has trust, politics themes, too
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs....
Uruguay to approve pot dealing, despite risks
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay is pushing ahead to create a legal marijuana market despite warnings from educators, psychiatrists and pharmacists of dangerous side effects....
APNewsBreak: Feds balk at paper health application
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Federal health officials, after encouraging alternate sign-up methods amid the fumbled rollout of their online insurance website, began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people in health insurance because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time....
Gene therapy scores big wins against blood cancers
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer....
Over 1K get meningitis B vaccinations at Princeton
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -- Princeton University has begun vaccinating nearly 6,000 students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United States....
Hong Kong reports 2nd H7N9 bird flu case
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong reported its second human case of H7N9 bird flu just days after the first, raising fears that the virus is spreading beyond mainland China....
More signs that US births may have stopped falling
ATLANTA (AP) -- There's more evidence that U.S. births may be leveling off after years of decline....
Deck the Hall: Torre, La Russa, Cox elected
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- The winter meetings began with a look back Monday when retired managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox were unanimously elected to the baseball Hall of Fame by the expansion era committee....
FDA approves breakthrough hepatitis C drug
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus....
Do you think Congress will reach a budget deal before the House goes on recess on December 13th <More Info>
Just two months after the last government shutdown ended, lawmakers are once again struggling to meet the deadline for funding the government. Congress is giving itself until Jan 15th to pass a budget and until December 13th to reach a tentative deal at the committee level.
Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to refuse to hear Liberty University's challenge of ObamaCare?